befuddle


be·fud·dle

verb \bi-ˈfə-dəl, bē-\

Definition of BEFUDDLE

transitive verb
1
:  to muddle or stupefy with or as if with drink
2
be·fud·dle·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of BEFUDDLE

  1. <most of the applicants were befuddled by the wording of one of the questions on the driving test>

First Known Use of BEFUDDLE

1801

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